As game journalist Ben Silverman said in a tweet a while ago, “2016 is a serial killer”.

Prince was my first music love. Purple Rain came out when I was in grade 7 and I wore out the cassette tape in my Walkman listening to that iconic album over and over.

I did my first public speaking assignment at school on Prince that same year. I lived and breathed Prince that year and many years after that.

His influence on the whole music industry is undeniable. His loss at the young age of 57 is devastating.

He will be missed. Purple Rain on replay all day. Sad, sad day.

That’s it 2016...no more musicians please!